April Favourites (2017)

April has been a trying month in many ways, but in others it was fabulous. I got to see my mum for the first time in 4 months, which of course was lovely, and we spent Easter weekend at Seahouses, Northumberland. She and I visited Alnwick Castle, where some of Harry Potter was filmed, and also one of my favourite bookshops, Barter Books, also in Alnwick.

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 08.41.36.png My number one favourite thing of the month has to be my new Tommy Hilfiger Cotton Twill Trench Coat in ‘Natural’. I went for a night out in London and my friend was wearing her beautiful Burberry trench, and I was so so jealous. When I got home I had a quick Google to see if that’s something I could ever save up for, and quickly realised that yes I could, but it’s a case of saving for a Burberry or saving for a mortgage.

So, in looking for cheaper dupes, I found this Hilfiger Denim one. I love it: I’ve been wearing it everyday, and I keep getting compliments on it (no one ever compliments me on my clothes). At £150.00 it’s definitely on the more expensive side, but as opposed to £3000 for a Burberry, I’m happy with that. If I’m going to spend a lot of money on one item, I want it to be something I can wear forever, and a neutral trench is timeless. And really, £150 is not that bad considering it’s an investment.

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Casual ASOS Haul.


I don’t often buy clothes, because I so often end up throwing them out. However, I’ve noticed that I have barely any casual clothes now. I have plenty of workwear and going-out dresses (all of which looks the same: black and bodycon), but at the weekends I really struggle to find things to wear besides same-old t-shirt and jeans.

So I did something I’ve never done before: I shopped specifically for one outfit. I NEVER do this – I always buy separate pieces and work out how to wear them later. But I thought if I buy a whole outfit then I’ll a) have something ready to go at the weekend and b) be able to mix and match the items with the rest of my wardrobe too.

I’ve only just ordered these, so am still in excited mode at the moment. In this post, I’ll talk about what I bought and when it arrives I’ll try it all on and write an update letting you know how it goes.

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Skincare Haul (Lush & The Body Shop).

Have no fear gentle reader – there will be no bath bombs or bubble bars here. (Not that there’s anything wrong with bath bombs or bubble bars – I just don’t have a bathtub, so I get a bit fed up of all the Lush hauls that contain nothing but bubbly, bomb-alicious goodness.) This trip to Nottingham City Centre was purely for skincare needs.

I’ve been good about not buying new products until I’ve finished the old ones, which saves money but also means it’s a panic when I do run out, because I haven’t got the next product ready and waiting. I therefore rushed into town mid-week to pick up a few things I’d run out of.

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Forgive my photography skills – Instagram filters are my friend.

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